Tagged: hip hop

On This day in Jamaican history – U-Roy Dancehall pioneer and prelude to Rap & Hip-Hop

On This day in Jamaican history – U-Roy Dancehall pioneer and prelude to Rap & Hip-Hop

On September 21, 1942 musician U-Roy, best known as the pioneer of toasting, was born in Jamaica. Toasting is a style of lyrical chanting which, in Dancehall music, involves a deejay “chanting” (talking) over...

Rope-a-Dopes

Rope-a-Dopes

Methinks that Obama outmaneuvered and outflanked the republicants and their teapartymadhatters.  Reassessing the last few months, I think that Obama’s calmness and strategy have once again outsmarted the party of ‘No’. I’m starting to...